Why Conference Call?
There's an old saying which states that it's a small world. In terms of business, that's never been truer. No matter what field your business operates within, the chances are you'll have managers, sales teams, manufacturers and a myriad other staff scattered throughout the UK and, indeed, the rest of the world. The digital revolution means that you can keep in touch via text, email and instant messaging, but there are times when you need to speak to several of your team at once and be certain that they've all got the message simultaneously. Ideas need to be traded, views shared and opinions voiced, and in the past that meant organising a face to face meeting with all of the staff involved. No longer. Conference calling allows you to talk to as many of your staff as you like, simultaneously, in real time vie telephone or your computer no matter where in the world they are. The conference call can be set up so as to allow all of the participants to talk back or merely to listen. The advantages are many and obvious:
Money Saved - A conference call means that every participant can talk from wherever they happen to be. No need to spend money travelling and meeting up. The other side of town or the far reaches of the globe - it really doesn't matter.
Minimum Disruption - Your staff are busy, and the last thing you want is for them to have to give up a large part of the day travelling to a meeting, and then back to their own base. Conference calling takes this out of the equation. The meeting takes up only as much time as the meeting lasts, not a second longer, leaving everyone free to spend the rest of the day working.
Better Communication - Person to person communication and the sharing of views is vital to a smooth running business. Conference calling makes this so much easier to organise and therefore so much more likely to happen on a regular basis. Collaboration and teamwork can only be aided by the uptake of conference calling.
Green Calling - A meeting held by conference calling is a green meeting. Everyone stays where they are so the carbon footprint is kept to an absolute minimum, making it a painless way for your business to do its' bit for the planet.
Wider Participation - A face to face meeting, thanks to the logistics involved, would probably only have involved the highest levels of management. Conference calling allows you to spread the participation throughout your organisation, broadening the range of views you get to hear and democratising the decision making process. With conference calling, everybody gets to feel they're having a say.
Information Dissemination - If you've got a message to get across to your staff everywhere - be it a pep talk, congratulations, instructions or a rallying cry - then you want to get it to them as quickly clearly and forcefully as possible. Time for a mass meeting at head office? No, time for a conference call.
Speeded Up Processes - If you need to hold a meeting, and you need to hold it right now, then conference calling is the tool for you. No need to book a room, send out invites and set up travel arrangements. One quick call and the meeting's on.
Conference calling is a prime example of the power of technology being placed in the service of business. Time and money saved information and good practice shared, communication and participation maximised. All that and a green bonus too - it's not really a tough call, because it's plain you should opt for a conference call.